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Monday, January 01, 2007

Looking Back at Arnita Hannon - Environmentalist

About a quarter century ago AAEA President Norris McDonald and Arnita Hannon worked together at what is now Friends of the Earth. They were the dynamic duo running the Energy Conservation Project and leading the fight in Congress to protect automobile fuel economy standards. They are pictured above in 1983 at an organization newsletter promo shoot in the Botanic Gardens on Capitol Hill (or is that Eden?).

Arnita Hannon later worked for the American Petroleum Institute and the State of Texas. Prior to her environmental adventures, she was a legislative aide to Congressman Parren Mitchell (D-Md). Arnita now works for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in intergovernmental affairs. The agency is very lucky to have such a talented and committed young woman representing them.

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